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Codex Gigas

The Codex Gigas is one of the largest surviving medieval manuscripts in the world. Believed to have been created by Herman the Recluse in the Benedictine monastery of Podlazice in Bohemia, the collection contains the Vulgate Bible as well as additional historical documents written in Latin. The monastery was destroyed during the Hussite Revolution. For…

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More news on Richard III

From Smithsonian.com “They Found Richard III. So Now What?” What the remains of the “hunchback” king can teach us about other English royals The last time Richard III was buried in Leicester, England, he had been taken from a battlefield, slung naked over a horse, stabbed in the buttocks with a dagger and thrown into…

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Medieval Engineers

Medieval Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction and the maintenance of architectural work and mechanical equipment using medieval technology. Players build cities, castles and fortifications; construct Mechanical Devices and Engines; and perform landscaping and underground Mining. Medieval Engineers utilizes a realistic volumetric-based physics engine with a focus on structural integrity: all game objects…

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Oldest cannonball in England found

From Fox News: The oldest surviving cannonball in England has been rediscovered on a medieval battlefield. The cannonball, which was lost for several years, was likely used in the Battle of Northampton in 1460, one of the battles in the decades-long Wars of the Roses. The giant ball has two large dents from a few…